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Crisol-Bufons Co., a Spanish Renaissance theater and music group, presenting medieval and contemporary popular art forms, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free preview of evening concert at 11 a.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.; $10; tickets available at Worner Center. Thurs., Sept. 16.

A Few Good Men by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, 573-7411. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 24 through Oct. 9, 8 p.m. Sun., Oct. 10, 2 p.m.

Moliere's Le Bourgeois Gentihomme by Theatreworks at UCCS, 262-3232. $15, general admission. $5, students. Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 4 p.m. Saturday matinees on Oct. 16 and 23. Runs Oct. 1-24.

The Colorado Catechism by Vincent J. Cardinal at the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12-$15, 444-0884. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.. Sundays, 2 p.m. Runs through Oct. 2.

Fourth annual Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival at the Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $12 per show or all three shows for $27. Begins with Love! Valour! Compassion! Wed.-Sat., Oct. 6-9, 8 p.m. Matinee on Oct. 9, 2 p.m.

Phantom, the original musical, presented by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Repertory Theatre Company, at the FAC, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. $22. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. Runs October 8-24.

Master Class, winner of three 1996 Tony Awards, including Best Play, in Arnold Hall at the Air Force Academy. $15-$25, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Les Miserables presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $18-$53. Matinees on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sun., Oct. 20-24.

Cats presented by Theater League of Colorado Springs at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $ TBA. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 19-21.


AUDITIONS AND NOTICES

Springs Community Theatre holding auditions for the musical 1776. Seeking 35 adult men, 2 adult women. Singing ability required. For an appointment, call 533-1571 before Sept. 30.

Upstart Performing Ensemble offering free tickets to high school students for all of their productions. Tickets must be picked up at the Smokebrush box office, and a student ID must be shown. The 1999 season includes: Love! Valor! Compassion!, Eye of the Gull, and Twilight of the Golds in October, and Godspell in December.


OUT-OF-TOWN THEATER

Suddenly Last Summer, a one-act play by Tennessee Williams, at the Germinal Stage Denver. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Runs Sept. 17 through Oct. 10.

The Ice Fishing Play, a surreal comedy by Kevin Kling, at the Aurora Fox, Aurora. $16, 303/361-2910. Runs Sept. 17 through Oct. 16.

A Hotel on Marvin Gardens, by Nagle Jackson, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Space Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Runs Sept. 23 through Oct. 30.

Riff Raff by Lawrence Fishburne, performed by the Shadow Theatre Company. $15. Call 303/837-9355. Opens Sept. 23.

Swingtime Canteen presented by Denver Center Attractions, in the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. Preview performances, Sept. 21-23; $15. Call 800/641-1222. Opens Sept. 24 for an open-ended engagement; $29-$34.

Fame -- The Musical in the Buell Theater at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver. $10-$48, 800/641-1222. Sept. 28 through Oct. 3.

La Carpa Aztln presents: I Don't Speak English Only, written and directed by Anthony J. Garca, presented by El Centro Su Teatro, Denver. $12-$15, 303/296-0219. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

The Beauty of Queen Leenane, by Martin McDonagh, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Stage Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Runs Sept. 30 through Oct. 30.

Visiting Mr. Green, the first show in the newly renovated Arvada Center Theater, Denver. $22-$28. 303/431-3939. Through Oct. 3.

Dearly Departed, a lively comedy about a colorful and dysfunctional group of Southern eccentrics, at the Avenue Theater, Denver. $15, discounts available. Call 303/321-5925. Fridays and Saturdays, through Oct. 16.

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, by Moises Kaufman, performed by the Denver Center Theater Company, in the Ricketson Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $23-$36. Through Oct. 23.

The Fantasticks, the longest-running American musical, by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $27.50-$41, 800/448-5501. Through Oct. 25.


Ormao Dance Company at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale Street, 634-5583. $15, $13 in advance. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 17-18, 8 p.m.

Lord of the Dance at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $39.50-$49.50; tickets available at the Citadel Mall information booth, all Independent Records, the Colorado Music Hall, and the World Arena. Sun., Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Koresh Dance Company from Philadelphia at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $10.50-$29.50. Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.


PUBLIC DANCE

Argentine Tango lessons at Oddfellows' Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Six-week session begins Sept. 20. Mondays, through Oct. 25. Beginners, 6-7:30 p.m. Intermediate, 7:30-9 p.m. $54, single. $96, couple. Call 303/595-0706.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $5. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 5-7 p.m.

Contra Dance in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College's Worner Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Bill Moniger calling to the music of Jig's Up. $6. Beginner workshop: 7:30 p.m. Sat., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

Rampart Ramblers Square Dance Club offering modern square dance lessons at Odd Fellows Hall, 2228 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $3 per person. Sundays. Registration closes Sept. 26. Call 574-6664 for more.


OUT OF TOWN DANCE

Colorado Ballet opening its 1999-2000 season with a performance of Agnes de Mille's Rodeo, Sir Frederick Ashton's Faade and a work by Australian choreographer Stanton Welch in the Auditorium Theater, Denver. For ticket information, call 303/830-TIXS. Runs Oct. 2-10.

El Tajo with Astra Kelly and Far Rockaway performing ska at the Underground, 103 E. Kiowa St., 633-0590. $ TBA. Thurs., Sept. 16, 9 p.m.

Tab Benoit at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $12. Tickets subject to service charge. Over-21 show. Fri., Sept. 17, 9 p.m.

Ghetto Cherubs, performing original ska, at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Sat., Sept. 18, 10 p.m.

Buddy Miles performing his legendary R&B at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $10, advance. Sun., Sept. 19, 9 p.m.

Hootie and the Blowfish at the Air Force Academy Field House. $10-$30, 333-4497. Sun., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Sunset Heights performing "Austin rockin' blues" at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 24-25, 9 p.m.

Willie Porter at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

L7 with The Teenage Frames and Mansfields at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10-$12. Tickets subject to service charge. Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

Real Life with Christus Christus and Hazy Swirl at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $10. Wed., Oct. 6, 9 p.m.

Richard Elliot at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $28.50. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 9, 8 p.m.

Christian Death at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $8. Tickets subject to service charge. Sun., Oct. 10, 9 p.m.

John Tesh in concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $45-$60. Mon., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Manowar at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Kevorkian Death Cycle with Society One and Filth Industry at Sin City, 2106 E. Platte Ave., 473-3158. All-ages show. $10. Sat., Oct. 16, 9 p.m.

Creed with Our Lady Peace and Oleander at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $27.50, 800/965-4827. Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m.

Jonny Lang at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $23.50. Tickets on sale Sept. 11 and are subject to service charge. Sun., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.

Dr. John at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $23, 800/965-4829. Sat., Sept. 18, 9 p.m.

Average White Band at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $17.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., Sept. 19, 8 p.m.

Dance Hall Crashers with No Use For a Name and Limp at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Wed., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Jethro Tull with Vyktoria Pratt Keating in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $26.50, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 24.

Mark Ribot and the Prosthetic at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4829. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 p.m.

Black Oak Arkansas as part of the second annual Biker Appreciation Day at the Buffalo Rose Saloon, Golden. $10, 303/279-5190. Sat., Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

The Church at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Sat., Sept. 25, 8 p.m.

Robert Palmer at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $24.50, 520-9090. Mon., Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

Collective Soul with Pound at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $30, 520-9090. Weds., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Leftover Salmon celebrating their new release, The Nashville Sessions, at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Fri., Oct. 1, 9 p.m.

They Might Be Giants at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $20, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 5, 9 p.m.

Squeeze at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $23.75-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Thurs., Oct. 7, 9 p.m.

Tori Amos in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $33-$38, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 11.

Live at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $27, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Wyclef Jean and The Refuge all-Stars in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 20.

John Paul Jones, bass and keyboardist for Led Zeppelin, on his first solo tour, at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 800/965-4829. Sat., Oct. 23.

The Moody Blues with The Boulder Philharmonic in the Magness Arena at the new Ritchie Center at the University of Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31.

Frontline Assembly with Clan of XYMOX at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $17.50, 800/965-4829. Sun., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

SOLD OUT Backstreet Boys at the new Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.50-$38.50, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 31, 9 p.m.

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ACOUSTIC, FOLK, COUNTRY & BLUEGRASS

Kraig Kenning, recent first-place winner in a national slide guitar contest in North Carolina, at Borders Books and Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Fri., Sept. 17, 8-9 p.m.

Jennifer Griffis, a singer-songwriter and pianist, at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. $5. Fri., Sept. 17, 10 p.m.

Frifot, a Swedish acoustic group, at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $12-$14, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 17, 8 p.m.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Fred Eaglesmith, acclaimed songwriters, as part of the Troubadours series at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $13-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

Yoko Hiraoka and Red Square as part of the Around the World series in the Tuft Theater at the Swallow Hill Music Hall, Denver. $11-$13, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 p.m.

The Tannahill Weavers at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15-$17. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Mary Flower sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. $1-$2, 590-8395. Fri., Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

E-Town with Patti Larkin at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $11.55, 303/786-7030. Sun., Oct. 10, 7 p.m.

Lucinda Williams with The Bottlerockets at the Boulder Theatre, Boulder. Over-21 show. $29, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.


JAZZ AND SWING MUSIC

Pikes Peak Jazz Festival, presenting a myriad of jazz styles from Dixieland to Fusion, in Woodland Park. Features three local and eight Denver bands. Weekend pass: $40. Day pass: $25. Swing night with Frank Fanelli's Big Band; Sunday, 7:30 p.m.; $5. Call 687-1465. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 18-19.

Kenny Johnston Band performing jazz at Jake and Telly's, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-0406. Sat., Sept. 18, 9:30 p.m.

Jazz at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St., 473-4900. Mon., Sept. 20, 4:30 p.m., Mary Anne Moore Trio. Tues., Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m., Rich Chiarluce.

Zydego Whydego performing Southern swing in the new greenhouse dance hall at the Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla St., 636-3258. $2. Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30-10 p.m.

Cesaria Evora, the "barefoot diva" from the Cape Verde Islands, whose voice has been compared to Billie Holiday and Edith Piaf, at the Historic Paramount Theatre, Denver. $19-$26, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Return of the Three Tenors, a jazz concert presented by KCME 88.7-FM featuring Ray DeWitt, Mark Rose and Keith Oxman at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $10-$15. Wed., Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

21st annual Summit Jazz offering traditional jazz in the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver. $25-$90, 303/674-4190. Four sessions: Fri., Oct. 1, 7-12 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 2, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun., Oct. 3, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


CLASSICAL MUSIC

Opening Night Ode to Joy by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. $8-$42, 520-SHOW. Fri., Sept. 17, 8 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18, 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19, 2:30 p.m.

Sarah Brightman, Classical Grammy nominee at the Buell Theater, Denver. $70-35, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

pianOVo, a German piano, cello and oboe trio, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6607. Free preview of evening concert at 11 a.m. Concert at 7:30 p.m.; $10; tickets available at Worner Center. Thurs., Sept. 23.

Steve Waechter performing classical guitar as part of the 1999 Colorado Springs Guitar Society's concert series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $5-$10. Fri., Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

Organist Diane Bish in concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $13. Sat., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.


MUSIC NEWS

Colorado Springs Choral Society holding auditions in Room 21 of Colorado College's Packard Hall. Call 634-3737 for an appointment. Tues., Sept. 21, 6:30-10 p.m.

The Living Roots of Music with Lauren Pelon, who will be performing music from the first through the 20th centuries on the lute, guitar, lyre, krummhorn, ocarina, hurdy gurdy and more. At the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. $1.50; 719/542-1211. Wed., Sept. 22, 7 p.m.

Four Winds Community Handbell Choir has openings for experienced ringers. Call Roxanne at 527-0045.

Spike and Mike's Sick & Twisted Animation Festival at UA Cinema 70, 412 N. Chelton Ave., 473-7070. Over-18 only. $7.50. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 16-26, 9:30 p.m.

Breckenridge Festival of Film with WNBC film critic Jeffrey Lyons. Call 970/453-6200. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 16-19.

Why Lewis and Clark? The Shaping of a Nation, featuring scholar Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson, on the Library Channel, cable channel 17. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 17-19, 7 p.m.

Tarnished Divas: The Image of Women in Films of the Third Reich, a series of seven German films at Colorado College's Max Kade Theater, corner of Cascade Ave. and Cache La Poudre St. Tues. Sept. 21: Wunschkonzert., a 1940 film that takes you on a tour of Berlin..

Gold Camp Film Festival, featuring more than 15 classic Western movies spanning 50 years, in Cripple Creek and Victor. Includes Tombstone, Conagher, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Unforgiven, City Slickers, and Buffalo Soldiers. 578-0906 Fri.-Sun., Oct. 1-3.

Billy Collins in town. Reading from his work in the Lodge at UCCS on Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. Signing his work at The Chinook Bookshop of Sat., Sept. 18, 4:30-6 p.m.

Great Books of the Century, a discussion group at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 266-9960. Discussing If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin. Thurs., Sept. 16, 7 p.m.

Front Range Fiction Writers meeting to hear Chris Herdon of the Coroner's office discussing the collection of evidence from the scene of a crime, at Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Drive. Fri., Sept. 17, 7 p.m.

Robert McAtee signing his book Facilitated Stretching at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Sept. 19, 1 p.m.

Wendy Cope, one of the best-known contemporary poets in England, reading selections from her works, at Colorado College's Packard Hall. Free. Tues., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m.

John MacLean signing his book Fire on the Mountain, about the 1994 fire on Storm King Mountain that led to the deaths of 14 fire fighters, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Timothy Murphy, a corporate farmer and businessman, and the only student at Yale to be given a three-year tutorial by Robert Penn Warren, reading selections from his works, in Colorado College's Max Kade Theatre Free. Wed., Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Nancy Wood reading, discussing and signing Thunderwoman, nominated by The Los Angeles Times for the 1999 Best Fiction Award, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sun., Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.

Adrienne Rich reading from her recent book, Midnight Salvage, at Colorado College's Shove Chapel. Mon., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Stephen J. Cannell, creator of 38 television series including The Rockford Files and The Commish signing his new book, The Devil's Workshop at McKinzey-White Booksellers, 8005 N. Academy Blvd. Wed., Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Read the Book, See the Movie Group discussing Beloved by Toni Morrison at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Tues., Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

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GALLERIES & ART SHOWS

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Spice of Life, an exhibit of watercolor and pastel by Lew Belew de Puthod, through Sept. 30.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Clay Prints, an exhibit by participants in Michael Cellan's clay prints class, a technique that Cellan recently introduced to Colorado Springs, through Sept. 26.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. FOCUS: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region, an exhibit of the photographs taken between noon July 24 and noon July 25. Some photos are featured in this issue of the Independent.. Through Oct. 16.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century offering an exhibit on the BAA and the CSFAC School of Art through Oct. 17. Efectos del Pas: Hispanic Weaving of Colorado and New Mexico through Oct. 31. Something New: Contemporary Regional Artists, Sept. 25 through Nov. 28. Master Drawings: 700 Years of Inspiration from the Worcester Art Museum, Sept. 25 through Nov. 28. Public opening, Fri., Sept. 24, 6-7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 578-6650. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Discover Greatness: an Illustrated History of Negro League Baseball, through Sept. 19.

Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue at Acoma Street in downtown Denver, 303/640-4433. Featuring Impressionism: Paintings Collected by European Museums featuring works by Monet, Degas, Renoir, van Gogh, and Cassatt in the largest presentation of European impressionists ever shown in the Rocky mountain region. Oct. 2 through Dec. 12.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3450. Featuring Scottish Spirit , an exhibition of 21 Scottish artists, through Sept. 24.

Gallery at Premier Vision, 4280 N. Academy Blvd., 264-6411. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local Color, the work of twenty-five local artists watercolor, block print, colored pencil, jewelry and photography. Show runs through Dec. 30. Opening reception Sat., Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Art Gallery, 324 Beckers Lane, 685-9045. Mon.-Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rug Art -- Navajo Weavings, through Sept. 30.

Human Touch Gallery, 14 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1241. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 6-Man Clock and 7-Man Clock, award-winning kinetic sculptures by Gordon Bradt, through Sept. 30.

Pikes Peaks Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring A Visual Symphony, an exhibit by the Chromatic Edge, watercolor artists who have interpreted musical selections with a variety of painted work. Free viewings on Saturdays, Sept. 18 and 25 and Oct. 9 and 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or before a public performance. Opening reception: Wed., Sept. 22, 5-8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring its annual faculty art show through Oct. 26. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Pottery Co-op, 1026 S. Tejon St., 329-1590. Open: Wed.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring pottery by Ed White and Lea Brown, through Sept. 25.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Tracy Felix: Landscape Paintings in the King Gallery, through Oct. 30. The Wild West: Photographs of David Levinthal in the Third Floor Foyer Gallery, through Oct. 30. Oil Painters of America in the Hoag and Regional Galleries, through Nov. 13. Impressions of the Southwest, an exhibit showcasing the work of 34 regional artists, in the White Gallery, Sept. 18 through Nov. 6. Reception on Thurs., Sept. 23, 5-8 p.m.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave., 444-0884. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring the work of Lindsay Ray in conjunction with the production of The Colorado Catechism. Through Oct. 2. Reception with the artist: Fri., Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Blue Streak, a diverse showing of all blue work by The Mothers, a group of women artists who focus on experimental work. Through Oct. 31. Second receptions with the artists on Oct. 3, 4-6 p.m.

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ART ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

Mountain Arts Art Exhibit and Sale at the Ute Pass Cultural Center in Woodland Park. Open to public viewing Thurs..-Fri., Sept. 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., Sept. 20-24, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reception on Thurs., Sept. 16, 7:30-9 p.m.

Gallery Discussion on Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Century, an exhibit on the Broadmoor Art Academy and the CSFAC School of Art during the 1930s through the 1950s, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Thurs., Sept. 16, noon.

A Country Christmans Folk Art Festival at the Rock Ledge Ranch, 578-6777. Features cultural dance performances, living history demonstrations, and a quilt exhibit. $1-$5. Fri., Sept. 17, noon to 6 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Day with a preview of classes offered at the Bemis School of Art, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Free. Sat., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon.

Smokebrush Center for Arts and Theater at 235 S. Nevada Ave. seeking artists' slide portfolios now through Sept. 24. Artists will be chosen to display work in solo shows and paired with other artists. Call 444-0884 for more.

13th annual "A Rainbow of Glass" Glass Show and Sale featuring Depression Era glass, collectibles and pottery at the City Auditorium, southwest corner of Weber and Kiowa streets. $4. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art for the Sangres Show and Sale at the Historic Pines Ranch in Westcliffe with proceeds benefiting the San Isabel Foundation, a land trust. Art preview: 2-4 p.m. Reception: 4 p.m. Sale: 6 p.m. Admission, $15-$20. Call 719/783-3018 or visit www.sanisabel.org. Sat., Sept. 25.

Call for entries for juried show at the El Dorado Gallery, 2504 W. Colorado Ave. Seeking original two-dimensional work not to exceed 16-by-20 inches. $7 fee per item. Limit: 3 entries. Call 634-4075 for more. Show opens Oct. 10.

Call for entries for Shrine, Whine, Divine, the first juried art show at the Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla St., 636-3258. Opens in Oct. 29.

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ARTSPEAK

A weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Liz Szabo and Barb Davis of The Mothers, an all-female group of artists whose exhibit is hanging at the Warehouse, and a review of the opening concert of the 1999-2000 Colorado Springs Symphony season. Sat., Sept. 18, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Sept. 21, 10:30 p.m.

Transit Week, brought to you by Springs Transit, ending Fri., Sept. 17. Ride the bus on all routes for free.

Autumn Home and Garden Show at the World Arena, 576-2626. Admission TBA. Fri., Sept. 17, 1-7 p.m. Sat., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebration Home Tours by the Junior League of Colorado Springs showcasing a million dollar, 8000 square foot home on Stratton Preserve. $5. Proceeds benefit the League's youth projects and The Way Home Foundation, which provided housing opportunities for qualified families. Open Thursdays and Fridays, 5-8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Runs Sept. 17 through Oct. 3.

Fifth annual Alzheimer's Association 1999 Memory Walk, a 5K event to benefit Colorado Springs individuals with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers, beginning in Antler's Park. To register, call 266-8773. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 a.m.

Third annual Sidewalk Scarecrow Days along Colorado Ave. starting on Sat., Sept. 18. Walk the street, and see a wide variety of scarecrows representing the businesses along the route.

Cruise Above the Clouds '99, a car show and poker run to benefit Prospect Home Care-Hospice. Car show in Kavanaugh Field in Woodland Park, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Poker run from Woodland Park to Cripple Creek, 2-4 p.m. For more, call 888/438-5647. Sat., Sept. 18.

Fifth annual Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the U.S. Air Force Academy Field House. Entry fee: $20, adults; $10, kids. Call 476-1675 for more. Sun., Sept. 19.

Steve Banachek, considered to be the No. 1 thought reader in the world, at the Overlook Caf at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3450. Tues., Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.

Economic Sanctions Against Iraq: What, Why and Who, an evening of dialogue and action featuring Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices in the Wilderness, and Phyllis Bennis, policy expert at the Institute of Policy Studies, in Gaylord Hall at Colorado College, 902 N. Cascade Ave. 632-6189. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Technology Expo 21 and Job Fair at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. 632-7898 or www.celtech.org. Thurs., Sept. 23, 5-9 p.m. and Fri., Sept. 24., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Second annual Beach Volleyball for Babies, a fund-raiser for the March of Dimes, at the Sand Pits Volleybar and Grille, 5910 Omaha Blvd. Call 473-9981 for registration information. Sat., Sept. 25.

Third annual Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest, a Bavarian-style festival in Woodland Park, offering German foods, dancing, bands, beer and a German market. Admission: $2.50-$3. 687-9885. Fri., Oct. 1, 5-11 p.m. Sat., Oct. 2, noon to 11 p.m.

A Salute to the Arts and Our Western Heritage, an unusual and upscale party in the Indoor Arena at the Penrose Equestrian Center. Features 16 national artists exhibiting their work, one-of-a-kind exhibits by the Pioneers Museum and the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, demonstrations by potter Ed Clift as well as a mechanical horse, old-fashioned photos, and a trick roper. Dinner, dancing and live auction, too. Proceeds benefit the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. $25-$30, 578-3366. Thurs., Oct. 7, 5:30 p.m.

A Festival of Champions, an inclusive family event featuring tours of the Olympic Training Center, meetings with athletes, a silent auction and light supper. Proceeds benefit PEAK Parent Center's efforts to create new possibilities for children with disabilities. $5-$7, 531-9400. Sun., Oct. 10, 5-8 p.m.

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STUFF FOR KIDS

11th annual Family Day at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, off of I-25 at Exit 156A, 488-0880. $3-$6. Children under 5, free. Sun., Sept. 26, noon to 4 p.m.

Kids' Climb Time at the Sport Climbing Center, 4650 Northpark Drive, 260-1050. Offering belayed supervision for kids at least 6 years old. Parents need not be present. $15, includes harness. Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. Reservations required by Wednesday.

Inside-Out House, a collaboration between Home Depot and the Children's Museum, at the museum in The Citadel mall. Through Jan. 16.

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STUFF FOR SENIORS

Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., offering a variety of events. Call 385-5933 to register. Personal Portraits for Seniors, Mon., Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to noon. A forum on public transportation in our community, Tues., Sept. 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Space Age Odyssey 2000, a 1999 talent show and fund-raiser at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., Fountain., 520-6471. $6-$7. Fri., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.

Ian-Spencer Green presenting a slide show on climbing in the West, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Sept. 16, 8 p.m.

Robert McAtee signing his book Facilitated Stretching, a book for weekend warriors and elite athletes alike, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Sept. 19, 1 p.m.

Jake Norton presenting a slide show on the 1924 Everest expedition by Mallory and Irvine, at the Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732. Free. Thurs., Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Seven annual Charity Golf Tournament to benefit the Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Colorado Springs Race for the Cure, at Pine Creek Golf Club. $150 day package. Call Toby at 689-2142 for more. Mon., Sept. 27, 9 a.m.


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SPECTATOR SPORTS

Superbike Racing at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. Tickets: 719/382-7223. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 17-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 19, 11 a.m.

Air Force Falcons Football home games in the Air Force Academy Stadium. $20-$56, 472-1895. Versus Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game on Sat., Sept. 25. Versus Utah in a MWC game on Sat., Oct. 16. Versus the Army on Military Appreciation Day on Sat., Nov. 6. Versus UNLV in a MWC game on Sat., Nov. 13.

Amazing Hummingbirds at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Carmillo. Reservations required, 578-7088. Thurs., Sept. 16, 7-8 p.m..

Autumn Sky Party, with the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society at Fox Run Regional Park. View the stars through powerful telescopes. Free, but reservations are required, 520-6387. Fri., Sept. 17.


GARDENING

Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus and More! Oh, my! at Los Robles Nursery, 918 W. Costilla. $5; call 636-3258 for reservations. Thurs., Sept. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Water Garden in the Pikes Peak Region at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Carmillo. Reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., Sept. 18, 10:30 to noon.

David Salman of High Country Gardens speaking on "Next Year's Garden: Ideas for the Front Range" at the Horticultural Arts Society annual Founders Memorial Lecture at Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. $10-$12. Sat., Sept. 25, 10 a.m.

Lesbian Health and Safety Forum for the public sponsored by Equality Colorado and Planned Parenthood at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside Drive., addressing STDs, HIV/AIDS, hormonal issues, breast cancer, domestic violence and other safety issues. Call 227-8545 for more. Thurs., Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m., is

Free Prostrate Cancer Screening sponsored by Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society at 525 N. Foote Street. The ACS recommends African-American men over 40 and all other men over the age of 50 have a yearly exam. Call 444-CARE to register. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fifth annual Alzheimer's Association 1999 Memory Walk, a 5K event to benefit Colorado Springs individuals with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers, beginning in Antler's Park. To register, call 266-8773. Sat., Sept. 18, 8 a.m.

Fifth annual Race for the Cure, a 5K run/walk to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at the U.S. Air Force Academy Field House. Entry fee: $20, adults; $10, kids. Call 476-1675 for more. Sun., Sept. 19.

Intuitive Reading Class and Healing Through Your Dreams and Chakra 101 at the Eastco Holistic Center, 2211 W. Colorado Ave., 478-3107. Sat., Sept. 18, 3-5 p.m.; Fri., Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. to noon, respectively.

The Edgar Cayce Legacy on ideas toward a more holistic approach to health and healing discussed at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thurs., Sept. 23, 7 p.m.

Grief Recovery workshop at the Woodmen Valley Chapel Fellowship Hall, 477 Woodmen Road, 599-8652. Eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more, call 599-8652 Ext. 243.

11th annual Medical Ethics Conference addressing "End of Life Care: Dilemmas of Passage," presented by the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation at the Broadmoor International Center. Call 635-9057 for more. Thurs., Sept. 30.

What Makes Someone Commit Violence?, a workshop on the epidemic of violence in schools by John Trentalange, at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. $10-$15. Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Colorado College -- 125 Years of Education, a slide presentation by CC Professor Robert Loevy, at the Colorado Springs Holiday Inn, 505 Popes Bluffs Trail. Sponsored by the American Association of American Women. $10; call 597-7161 for reservations. Sat., Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m.

Masculinity and the Movement, an exploration of the contemporary militia movement and issues of gender and race central to the movement, in Room 110 of UCCS's University Center South, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3450. Wed., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m.

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum presenting Rich Muzzy of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments on "Oxygenated Fuels and the Air Quality Maintenance Plan" at the Antler's Adams Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., $12.50; call 633-4421 by Sept. 22. Fri., Sept. 24, noon.

Network Exchange For Women offering a buffet luncheon and networking panel at the Hungry Farmer, at Garden of the Gods Road and I-25. $8-$14.50; call 548-1646 for reservations before Oct. 4. Tues., Oct. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chamber of Commerce holding an eight-week "Plan to Succeed" seminar for small businesses. $150. Call 575-4325.

The Center at Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road, offering a four-year scripture program and a two-year spiritual direction program. Call 473-6184 for more.

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